This month we have the pleasure of hosting Scott Berkun, a local favorite and past keynote at WordCamp Seattle, at the beautiful HUB Seattle in South Downtown.
What’s it like to work at WordPress.com, the 15th-most-trafficked website in the world, where everyone works from home, no one uses email, and dozens of improvements launch every day? Berkun knows firsthand, and in The Year Without Pants his behind-the-scenes story—of his hiring, of his weeks on the front lines of customer support, of the year he spent leading a team of brilliant programmers designing and building new features—offers lessons about creativity, productivity, and leadership from the kind of workplace that just might be in everyone’s future.
Berkun is the author of four popular books, Making Things Happen, The Myths of Innovation, Confessions of a Public Speaker and Mindfire: Big Ideas for Curious Minds. His work as a writer and speaker have appeared in the The Washington Post, the New York Times, Wired, the Economist, Fast Company, Forbes, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, National Public Radio and other media. His many popular essays and entertaining lectures can be found for free on his blog at scottberkun.com, and he tweets at @berkun.
After Scott's talk, make sure to stick around for our usual breakout groups, where users, designers, and developers will get a chance to break out and discuss topics ranging from how Scott's talk relates to your work environment, to your current projects and questions for the group.
We hope to see you there!